Phillip's Ridge

Grand Teton National Park

Teton Pass

An instant classic ridgeline trail ride.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
16 km
Ascent
257 m
Descent
696 m
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
14˚
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Description

“Phillip's Ridge is to Jackson what Mill Creek is to Teton Valley–a classic must-ride!” writes Chris Daniels on Singletracks.com.

Mountain Bike the Tetons characterizes it as “an instant classic, this cross-country trail has awesome tread variety with fun berms, both long and short switchbacks, flowy buff and rocky challenge. The downhill seems to go on forever, which allows for numerous opportunities to soak up the view.”

Phillip’s Ridge can be ridden in a variety of fashions. It can be shuttled from Teton Pass for a mostly downhill ride. Or, opt to pedal up Phillip’s Ridge, and then drop quickly down the Phillip’s Canyon Trail. Finally, this sweet singletrack is even great as an out-and-back ride.

While it used to be very technical, in recent years trail “maintenance” has made Phillip’s Ridge much more approachable and rideable in certain sections.

Sources: https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/your-next-mtb-trip-spending-a-week-in-wydaho/ https://mountainbiketetons.org/region/trails/jackson-hole/teton-pass/phillips-ridge/

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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